Person:George Cartwright (6)

Col. George Cartwright
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Name Col. George Cartwright
Gender Male
Military[2] 23 Jul 1664 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Military[1] 10 Sep 1664 Albany, Albany, New York, United States
  1. O'Callaghan, E. B. (Edmund Bailey). History of New Netherland, or, New York under the Dutch. (New York, 1846)
    Page 537.

    Colonel Cartwright’s commission to go to Fort Orange. These are to will and require you and every of you to bee ayding and assisting to Col. George Cartwright in the prosecution of his Majesty’s interest against all such of what nation soever as shall oppose the peaceable surrender and quiet possession of the ffort Aurania, and to obey him the said Col. George Cartwright according to such instructions as I have given him in case the Mohawkes or other Indyans shall attempt anything against the lives, goods or chattels of those who are now under the protection and obedience of his Majesty of Great Brittaine; whereof you nor any of you are to fayle as you will answer the contrary at your utmost perils. Given under my hand and seale att ffort James in New Yorke on Manhatans Island, this 10th day of September, 1664. R. Nicolls. To the present Deputy Governor, the magistrates and inhabitants of ffort Aurania.”

  2. Lossing, Benson John. Harper's encyclopaedia of United States history, from 458 A.D. to 1905: based upon the plan of Benson John Lossing .. (Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1902)
    Vol. 9, Page 396, 397.

    Four ships, Guinea, thirty-six guns, Elias, thirty guns, Martin, sixteen guns, and William and Nicholas, ten guns, with 450 soldiers, are sent from England against the Dutch at New Netherland. They bring four commissioners to arrange affairs in New England – viz., Col. Richard Nicolls, Sir Robert Carr, Col. George Cartwright, and Samuel Maverick, who reach Boston . . .July 23, 1664.

  3.   Not to be confused with Sir George Carteret, 1st Baronet.
    George Cartwright was designated either as “Esquire” or “Colonel,” in 1664, when he came to America as commissioner, with Col. Richard Nicolls, Sir Robert Carr, and Samuel Maverick, and signed his name “George Cartwright.” Col. Richard Nicolls, in his letters home, frequently refers to both personages, showing conclusively the distinction between them. Cartwright was in America at the time when Carteret was in England, negotiating for a grant of New Jersey, and making arragements for its settlement, etc.